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Will Dito grant more equity to foreigners if ownership restrictions are eased? Company officials say that would be up to market conditions.
Experts say Dito Telecommunity can allow China to mine data of Filipinos, and the Philippine military would be helping it by letting the telco build cell sites in its camps and bases
The China-backed telco’s equipment can indeed be used to spy on the military, says the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ own risk analysis of the ‘co-location’ deal
The military's co-location deals with Smart Communications, Globe Telecom, and Dito Telecommunity are prone to spying, experts say, but Dito's link to the Chinese government means the third telco poses a greater threat
Part 1: Rappler obtains copies of the military’s co-location agreements with Dito Telecommunity, Globe Telecom, and Smart Communications. Security analysts say the arrangements leave military communications open to intercepts.
The defense chief says he 'most probably will sign' the agreement between the military and Dito Telecommunity, but holds off while the Senate reviews its security implications
Opposition lawmakers want a chance to back out of a deal that might give the Chinese government '130 listening posts' all over the Philippines
The deal allowing Dito Telecommunity to put up facilities in military camps may have followed the regular procedure, but it must pass the defense chief's scrutiny, says DND spokesperson Arsenio Andolong
The defense chief says he was unaware of the deal to let Dito Telecommunity (formerly Mislatel) build facilities in military camps, and will check it before giving his approval
The military says it has 'appropriate safeguards' in place, as it defends a deal allowing Mislatel to build facilities in military camps
The Philippine government can still pull out of the deal if officials identify security risks in the arrangement, says Malacañang
A senator and a security expert say the deal exposes the Philippine military to Chinese spying at a time when other countries are shunning Chinese technology companies
The Mislatel consortium includes Chinese government-run China Telecom, raising concerns that its facilities may be used for espionage
The awarding of the permit to Dennis Uy's Dito Telecommunity – formerly Mislatel – officially green-lights its operations as the Philippines' 3rd telco player
The 3rd major telco player is here and it's now called Dito Telecommunity. What do you think of the new name?
Based on the terms of reference for the third major telco player, the performance bond of P25.7 billion should have been paid on February 17
Congress is currently on break until May 19 and only has a window from May 20 to June 7 to work on Mislatel's franchise issues
Check out Mislatel's ownership structure, China Telecom's market share, and how the consortium's promised internet speeds fare globally
The Senate's decision effectively allows Mislatel to operate as the 3rd major telecommunications player
Senator Grace Poe says some of her colleagues are taking a step back from amending the Public Service Act due to concerns over China's interests in the Philippines
The Philippines' 3rd major telecommunications player plans to start its commercial rollout by late 2020
Dennis Uy dreams of fast internet speeds and great coverage at reasonable costs. But first, he needs to overcome several legal obstacles.
The proposal is approved despite heated debates among lawmakers
The House committee on legislative franchises tackles Mislatel's legal dispute with DigiPhil and its franchise problems
Senator Grace Poe says Mislatel must address cybersecurity concerns, given that China Telecom is part of the consortium
The Department of Information and Communications Technology says Philippine companies have been dealing with Chinese firms
But Fitch Solutions concedes that China Telecom has the technical expertise to compete with Smart and Globe
The Philippine DICT and China Telecommunications Corporation, which is part of the Mislatel Consortium, signed a letter of intent only on November 20
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'We are a Filipino company. We will never allow our national security to be undermined,' says Udenna Corporation spokesperson Adel Tamano
'Let us also be fair and not be allergic or raise alarm just because the foreign player is Chinese,' Senator Aquilino Pimentel III tells Rappler
Suspicions of cronyism, as well as serious national security and privacy concerns, deserve more than a passing glance from our leaders and policymakers
The coming entry of China Telecom into our communication infrastructure serves the interest of a covetous neighbor that has wronged us so many times
A contest with a single qualifier, an exciting legal drama, and romantic promises. These and a hodgepodge of twists are perfect for a #TelcoSerye.
Chavit Singson's Sear Telecom intends to spend a whopping P540 billion, and promises 100% national coverage and lightning speeds, should its bid be considered
Tycoon Manny Pangilinan and other PLDT officials say the 3rd major telco player has a lot of catching up to do, particularly in terms of building infrastructure
Provisional 3rd telco winner Mislatel promises to blow away Smart and Globe with super fast internet and wide coverage – at a very hefty price
(UPDATED) Their group, called Mislatel Consortium, garners a total of 456.8 points out of 500 under the criteria
President Rodrigo Duterte previously said he wants a Chinese company to be the 3rd major telecommunications player